- VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1898 Kansas State Map. Our museum quality maps are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
- MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and the text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
- A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1898 Kansas State Map. This print is from an original found in the maps and geography division of the US Library of Congress. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
- READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
- HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Published by Binger Hermann, this detailed illustration immediately transports the viewer back in time. Hermann was a two-time US Congressman who was head of the Department of the Interior in the late 19th century. These government-produced works held great significance for residents and merchants alike who relied on them for current railing information and showed the expansion and development of towns and cities.
After being admitted into the United States in 1861 during the American Civil War as a free state under the Wyandotte Constitution, Kansas’ vast plains provided an economy driven by cattle ranching and agricultural pursuits. Though around the turn of the 20th century, when this map was produced, oil discoveries and greater access provided by rail lines were allowing Kansas to thrive economically.
The iconic Chisholm trail from Texas to Chicago was established after stockyards in Abilene, Kansas, allowed cattleman a halfway point, and the yards could ship beef to eastern markets. The trail was critical for Texas cattle ranchers as railroads did not reach the region following the Civil War. German immigrants flocked to Kansas in the late 19th century and established thriving communities and towns as railroads expanded into the area. Farmers cultivated wheat throughout the region, and the state led wheat production in the 19th century.
The state had experienced a significant spike in immigration throughout the 19th century and was enjoying prosperity and development. This depiction of the state nearing the turn of the century is an authentic piece of American cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.